Could you be an MI6 officer – Terms and Conditions

Category: Competitions

1. This competition is promoted by HarperCollins Publishers Limited (“HarperCollins”), 1 London Bridge Street, London, SE1 9FG.
2. This promotion is open to all UK residents except employees of HarperCollins (or their parent, subsidiaries or any affiliated companies) and their immediate families, who are not allowed to enter the competition.
3. You must be 18 to enter this competition. If you are under 18 you must have permission from your parent or guardian.
4. How to enter: answer the question by adding a comment underneath the post, or tweeting @KillerReads
5. You must include the username @KillerReads and the hashtag #AColderWar in your  tweets or your entry will be invalid.
6. The opening date for entries is 23/03/2015. The closing date for entries is 5:30pm each day. No entries received after this date will be accepted.
7. No purchase necessary.
8. Only one entry allowed per household. If you try and enter more than once by a) using multiple Twitter accounts or b) tweeting the same entry more than once within a 24 hour period then all of your entries will be invalid.
9. The prize is:
Day 1: x1 set of signed copies of Charles Cumming’s back list (A Colder War, A Foreign Country, Typhoon, The Hidden Man, The Trinity Six, A Spy By Nature, The Spanish Game)
Day 2: x1 set of signed copies of A Colder War & A Foreign Country, plus a keyring with camera and recording device
Day 3: x1 set of signed copies of A Colder War & A Foreign Country plus x2 tickets to Bletchley Park
Day 4: x1 set of signed copies of A Colder War & A Foreign Country plus a mini camera
Day 5: x1 iPad
10. The prizes are non-refundable, non-transferable and subject to availability. No guarantee is given as to the quality of the prize.
11. No cash or prize alternatives are available.
12. HarperCollins reserve the right in their reasonable discretion to substitute any prize with a prize of equal or greater value.
13. The winner of the competition will be drawn at random each day from all correct entries on Facebook and Twitter by an independent adjudicator and notified by social media no later than 30/03/2015.
14. The prizes will be delivered to the winners by 23/04/2015
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24. Any dispute relating to the competition shall be governed by the laws of England and Wales and will be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts.

A Foreign Country WINS Scottish Crime Book of the Year!

Category: News

Charles Cumming has been awarded the Scottish Crime Book of the Year, for his latest spy thriller A Foreign Country. The win was announced at the closing of the inaugural Bloody Scotland crime-writing festival in Stirling.

 

The judges chose A Foreign Country out of 40 entries, with the chair of the panel Sheena McDonald saying that “A Foreign Country by Charles Cumming is far more than a pacy novel with a satisfactory ending. This book is exciting, imaginative and well-written. It doesn’t simply tick the crime-fiction boxes – it’s simply an outstanding novel.”

 

A delighted Charles Cumming said, “It’s a huge honour to win such a prestigious award in the first year of this fantastic festival.”

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Dead Spy Running

Category: Books

 Daniel Marchant, a suspended MI6 officer, is running the London Marathon. He is also running out of time. A competitor is strapped with explosives. If he drops his pace, everyone around him will be killed, including the US ambassador to London. Marchant tries to thwart the attack, but is he secretly working for the terrorists? There are those in America who already suspect Marchant of treachery. Just like they suspected his late father, the former head of MI6, who was removed from his job by the CIA. Marchant is treated like an enemy combatant – rendition, waterboarding – but he has friends who are disillusioned with America’s war on terror. Friends like Leila, his beautiful MI6 colleague and lover, and Sir Marcus Fielding, the new Chief who resents the White House’s growing influence in Whitehall. On the run from the CIA, Marchant is determined to prove his father’s innocence in a personal journey that takes him from Wiltshire, via Poland, to India.

It was here that the former MI6 chief once met with one of the world’s most wanted terrorists, and where the new President of America is shortly to visit. But was that meeting proof of a mole within MI6 or the best penetration of Al Qaeda the West has ever had? And was Marchant’s father the keeper of another, darker secret? In a compelling thriller that updates the spy novel for the 21st century — think John Le Carre meets Jason Bourne – Marchant discovers the shocking realities of personal betrayal and national loyalty, and that love can be the biggest risk of all.

Read an extract from Dead Spy Running

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